How Alabama Democracy Compares

In recent years, Alabamians’ rate of participation in elections has lagged behind other states as electoral competition has decreased and Read the full release.  


Most Alabama Cities Grow; Losses Moderate

After being hit hard with declines during the Covid-19 pandemic, Birmingham and Mobile saw an ebb in population declines, while Read the full release.  


Graduation and College and Career Readiness

More Alabama high school students graduated ready for college or careers in 2023, according to data recently released by the Read the full release.  


PARCA Partners with VOICES on 30th Edition of Alabama Kids Count Data Book

VOICES for Alabama’s Children published the 2023 Alabama Kids Count Data Book today, marking the 30th edition of the book published by the Read the full release.  


Huntsville and Baldwin Continue Population Gains, Birmingham Remains in Top 50 of U.S. Metros

The Huntsville area and Baldwin County continue to add more new residents, while growth in Shelby County and St. Clair Read the full release.  


Revisiting PARCA’s Annual Forum

Housing inventory continues to fall, and prices continue to rise. Pressures on the housing market ripple across the economy but Read the full release.  


Alabama Public Opinion Survey

PARCA’s most recent public opinion survey finds, once again, aversion to certain taxes, support for public education, and mistrust in Read the full release.  


More Students Workforce Ready in the Class of 2023

The number and percentage of high school seniors graduating workforce-ready rose with the Class of 2023, according to the results Read the full release.  


Alabama ACT Scores Climb

ACT Scores for Alabama public high school students improved in 2023, bucking a downward trend nationally and providing another clue Read the full release.  


Proposed Statewide Amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 2022

Statewide Amendment 1 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, to amend Section 71.01 authorizing the Legislature Read the full release.